Text box or widget next to slider in Outreach?

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    kathiemt
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    I’m renovating a site and have installed Outreach Pro as the theme. I want to find out if it’s possible to have a text box widget next to the slider as in some other themes?

    This site is for a charity and I want to put a call to action to the right of the slider with a donation button and their social media links.

    Outreach Pro was the closest to the design we want to use and modify and I have a lot of work to do to it yet, but wanted to get this issue sorted first so I can then determine the size of images for the slider, etc.


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    wizz6113
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    Exactly my issue too – just posted a similiar query. I’ve tried some code from Brad Dalton as I found similar queries, but it won’t work. I hope one of us manages this. I have reduced the slider width to 760px so it tallies with inner page content area. I am not even sure if that’s the correct width.

    But the main issue is setting up that new widget area right of a reduced width slider. Did you get any replies to this Kathie?

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    kathiemt
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    No, I haven’t had a response here. I have through the support system and they said I didn’t have the images at the right size with a white border so I’m going to redo the images. But I’m fairly sure that isn’t the reason.


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    #90259

    wizz6113
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    No, I think it’s case of the coding. I reduced the slider width in functions.php to read 760px x 400px. I like you need to add a widget area to the right. Think it’s something to do with the hook position first then CSS second to render it visible. Hope someone’s reading??? Please – we’re both trying to set up NGO style sites by the looks of it.

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    wizz6113
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    Kathie,

    I’ve been researching and trying to resolve that slider split issue all day, and finally came across Carrie Dil’s post a while back on splitting the homepage featured slider area in the Associate theme. I read her tutorial and it seems to be just what we need to do for Outreach. I can’t think why it wouldn’t work on other themes. Here’s the link:

    http://www.carriedils.com/customize-the-homepage-for-the-associate-theme/

    I am going to give it a go tomorrow, as bushed staring at code today but let me know if you manage it so we can compare notes.

    #90631

    wizz6113
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    Kathie,

    My work-around kind of worked but Sridhar, who is a frequent commenter here on the StudioPress forum and amazing whizz customiser has a post on splitting the slider on Outreach. I found it at midnight after two days of fiddling around. I checked it out but realised that the ‘Pro’ version we have has different code (assuming you have Pro?). I notified him and he very kindly, self same day, did an updated post on how to split Pro slider area into two widgets – one 77% for the slider, the other around 33% for the widget area right.

    Here’s the link below, Remove any changes you’ve made and get back to the original code and follow Sridhar’s post verbatim. It works like a dream! Just re-do you photo sizes to fit your slider size etc.

    http://sridharkatakam.com/home-top-left-right-widget-areas-outreach-pro/

    Thanks big time to Sridhar!

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